Space Type Eligibility

Multifamily buildings with any number of stories. Townhouses (only allowed using the ERI path (National), not the Prescriptive path, ASHRAE 90.1 path, or Title 24 path (California)).

Multifamily Program Documents

These requirements apply to projects nationwide, except for California. For projects in California, please see "California," below.

U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily National Program Requirements Version 2

U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily National Rater Checklist Version 2

U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily PV-Ready Checklist Version 2

U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily EV-Ready Checklist Version 2

 

Additional Resources

Summary of Changes from U.S. DOE ZERH National Version 1 to U.S. DOE ZERH Multifamily National Version 2

The ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Workbook with ZERH Addenda is available for download on the ENERGY STAR website, located under "Supporting Documents," and is titled "Multifamily Workbook (EXCEL, 2.6MB)."

 

For Energy Rating Software Developers

U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily National ERI Target Procedure Version 2 12.21.2023 Redline

 

These requirements apply to projects in California only. For projects in the rest of the United States, see "National," above.

U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily for California Program Requirements Version 2

U.S. DOE Zero Energy Ready Home Multifamily for California Rater Checklist Version 2

The PV-Ready and EV-Ready Checklists applicable to DOE ZERH Multifamily for California Version 2 are the same Checklists applicable to the National program. Please see "National" (above) to access these checklists.

Additional Resources

Summary of Changes from DOE ZERH for California Version 1 to DOE ZERH Multifamily for California Version 2

This policy record applies to both the National and California program documents.

Most Recent Policy Record:

DOE ZERH Multifamily Version 2 Policy Record (3.20.2024)